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I write contemporary gay romance. My characters are flawed and damaged adult men who may not even know they’re looking for true love, but when they meet their bershert, their true love, their lives are transformed. My stories are set in the real world where gay men have gay friends, families who do or don’t accept them, personal histories they’re not necessarily proud of and a myriad of experiences that have made them who they are.

I live in Northern Wisconsin with my Boston Terrier and Chicago spouse. I’ve published short stories, poetry, newspaper articles and academic papers and have worked in nearly every profession from restaurants to retail to open-water diving and now write m/m romance out of my fascination with love, courage and gend...more


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I’m all about community. Which is funny since I’m a bit of an introvert (not that you’d know that by meeting me). I think what I love about creating communities is that we can get so much more done together than we ever do on our own.


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“I grimaced. “I’ve never done that before.”

He smiled. “They all say that. But if it’s true, we’re even. I’ve never kissed a trick.”

I rested my arms on the rickety table between us. He looked pale, and there were dark circles under his eyes. “I want to know why. You’re brilliant, one of the best students I’ve ever had. Why are you…?”

“Sucking dick for dollars?” His mouth twisted into a cynical smile.

I sat back, aware that I didn’t like the image of his mouth on other men. “Right.”
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“He’d sworn off sex, remember? Not unless he could do it properly, humanly, heartfully.”
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“I grimaced. “I’ve never done that before.”

He smiled. “They all say that. But if it’s true, we’re even. I’ve never kissed a trick.”

I rested my arms on the rickety table between us. He looked pale, and there were dark circles under his eyes. “I want to know why. You’re brilliant, one of the best students I’ve ever had. Why are you…?”

“Sucking dick for dollars?” His mouth twisted into a cynical smile.

I sat back, aware that I didn’t like the image of his mouth on other men. “Right.”
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Dev Bentham Cindi wrote: "Dev wrote: "Cindi wrote: "Thanks for the request!"

Oh my. I just discovered this spot where friends make comments on my profile page. It's only been 10 months since you wrote this - that's not too..."


I know!


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Cindi Dev wrote: "Cindi wrote: "Thanks for the request!"

Oh my. I just discovered this spot where friends make comments on my profile page. It's only been 10 months since you wrote this - that's not too slow a resp..."


That is too funny! I never check mine either. 10 months, huh? LOL


JustJen "Miss Conduct" Thanks for friending! Looking forward to reading more of your stories. :D


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Dev Bentham Cindi wrote: "Thanks for the request!"

Oh my. I just discovered this spot where friends make comments on my profile page. It's only been 10 months since you wrote this - that's not too slow a response, is it? Oy.


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Dev Bentham Natalie wrote: "Hi, Dev! Thanks for the friend request -- I'm a big fan of your writing. :)"

Thanks! That's a very sweet thing to say.


Natalie Hi, Dev! Thanks for the friend request -- I'm a big fan of your writing. :)


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Cindi Thanks for the request!


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